Busted water main prompts boil order

Century lifts boil order Monday after break

Last Thursday, the town of Century experienced a water leak when a water main running along Highway 29 broke right at the entrance to town hall, causing the library to close and canceling Santa's 5:30 p.m. scheduled visit.

Town workers shut the water line off and brought in a pump to empty the hole in order to repair the main. The break happened when Escambia River Electric Co-operative (EREC) was installing broadband internet cable and hit a telephone pole that had been cut off, which shifted into the water main and caused the damage, according to town employee Robert Tims.

Tims was acting as...